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Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt....

Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years....

A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers
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NIRIM, Israel (AP) -- On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza....

Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle....

Mennonites delay divestment vote over Israeli occupation
NEW YORK (AP) -- A leading Mennonite group has delayed a decision on divesting from companies with business tied to Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories....

Disillusioned ex-Israeli peace negotiator finds hope online
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Four years ago, disillusioned former peace negotiator Uri Savir launched a Facebook group aimed at bringing together moderate voices from Israel and across the Arab world. Now he's celebrating his vision with a near million-strong online movement stretching across the Middle East's most hostile borders....

Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The World Food Program said Wednesday it had to cut food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in half because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food support for most refugees in Jordan....

Israeli family discovers ancient treasure under living room
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities said Wednesday they have identified a rare, well-preserved 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath hidden under the floorboards of a home in Jerusalem....

Mural of rainbow flag sparks rare Palestinian debate on gays
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian artist whose mural of a rainbow flag on Israel's West Bank separation barrier was whitewashed by anti-gay protesters says his work sparked a rare debate among Palestinians about gay rights....

Sectarian shooting wounds 7 people south of Lebanese capital
BEIRUT (AP) -- Supporters of rival Lebanese factions clashed early on Wednesday in a coastal town south of Beirut, leaving several people wounded, the country's state news agency and a security official said....